Mono-no-Aware: Painted Photographs by Gabriella Achadinha and Marlize Eckard

物の哀れ - Mono no Aware is the work of photographer Gabriella Achadinha and illustrator and designer Marlize Eckard which infuses painting with photography. This experimental project was shot in Japan and Seoul, South Korea.

The photos were captured by Gabriella and painted over by Marlize with acrylic paint to create intriguing images.

© Gabriella Achadinha and Marlize Eckard

“Mono no Aware” can actually be translated as "a sensitivity to ephemera", the feeling that nothing is permanent and things can only be used for a short time.

For this series, Gabriella notes that she took photos with subjects that stood out and sees the output as “an almost nostalgic, wistful acceptance of that which cannot be forever held onto.”

© Gabriella Achadinha and Marlize Eckard

In addition, Gabrielle describes the whole project as"

"Myself (gabriella achadinha) and Marlize Eckard have worked on a mixed media project together titled - '物の哀れ - Mono No Aware' - where my photography of Japan and Seoul has been altered with her acrylic strokes to capture the meaning of mono no aware. An awareness of the impermanence of all experiences and memories, an almost nostalgic, wistful acceptance of that which cannot be forever held onto. The phrase has become an aesthetic sensibility in japan, an understanding that this beauty can only be ephemeral. traveling personifies this, no matter how many photographs one takes, the more time slips the less of that experience can be recalled."

© Gabriella Achadinha and Marlize Eckard

Know more about this interesting series here and here.

Check out Gabriella Achadinha's Instagram and Marlize Eckard's website.

written by crissyrobles on 2018-08-10

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